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CDC Issues New Report, "Birth and Fertility Rates for States by Hispanic Origin Subgroups: United States, 1990 and 2000"

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2006

Contact: CDC National Center for Health Statistics Press Office (301) 458-4800

E-mail: paoquery@cdc.gov

Birth and Fertility Rates for States by Hispanic Origin Subgroups: United States, 1990 and 2000. Series Report 21, Number 57. 102 pp. (PHS) 2006-1935. [PDF - 5 MB]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new report, “Birth and Fertility Rates for States by Hispanic Origin Subgroups: United States, 1990 and 2000.”

The report, from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, is the first-ever comprehensive look at birth and fertility rates among the growing U.S. Hispanic population, and contains detailed findings by state showing trends in births and fertility rates among Hispanics in the United States in 1990 and again in 2000.

Overall, the states with the fastest growing Hispanic population are Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee; these same four states lead the nation in increases in the number of total live births among Hispanic mothers.

Mexican mothers had the highest fertility rate among Hispanics in the United States, followed by Puerto Rican mothers and Cuban mothers.

The states with the highest fertility rate among Mexican mothers are North Carolina and Georgia.

The states with the highest fertility rate among Puerto Rican mothers are Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Among all populations Cuban mothers have the lowest total fertility rate, having an average of 1.5 births in their lifetimes compared to the total US rate of 2.1.

 
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